1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 LeMans Roadster Vehicle Profile

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

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LeMans Roadster
Successful car designer and rally driver Donald Healey founded the Donald Healey Motor Company ltd. in 1945. He focused on producing expensive, high-quality, performance cars.

Judging a cheaper sports car positioned between MG and Jaguar would sell, Healey designed a two-seat roadster using low-cost Austin components. Austin chief Sir Leonard Lord was so impressed when he spied it at the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show, he offered to build it in his own factories under the name Austin-Healey. This offer led to a joint venture between Austin and Healey creating the British Motor Corporation. Austin-Healey cars were produced until 1972 when the 20-year agreement between Healey and Austin came to an end.

The 100M traces its roots back to the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour Race, where two lightly modified examples of the new Austin-Healy 100 stunned the motoring world by finishing 12th and 14th overall in a field composed of purpose built race cars. In 1955, the demand for these modifications compelled the Donald Healey Motor Company and the British Motor Corp. to partner to produce a new model incorporating the upgrades as well as high-compression pistons, a louvered bonnet and bonnet strap, a larger anti-sway bar and special-setting shock absorbers. Horsepower increased from the standard 90 hp to 110 hp. The new model was designated the 100M and a total of 640 were produced by the factory.

This car was single family owned from the early 1960s until the current owners purchased it in 2010. It is certified by the 100M Le Mans Registry to be one of the 640 factory built 100 M models. An exhaustive four year restoration was completed in 2003 including a bare metal repaint to its original color scheme of Florida Green over Cream.


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1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/233248
Sold for $104,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans
Chassis#: BN2L230648
Sold for $140,000
  2019 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans
Chassis#: BN22-L/229678
Sold for $64,960
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 Modified to M Specification
Chassis#: 49655299
Sold for $58,954
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/230739
Sold for $143,526
  2019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Dealer Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230571
Sold for $81,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/230581
Sold for $210,404
  2018 Bonhams : Zoute Sale
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/232304
Sold for $125,482
  2018 RM Sothebys : London
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230710
Sold for $218,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 Austin Healey BN2 '100M Spec'
Chassis#: BN2-L 100M
Sold for $79,541
  2017 Coys : Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1956 AUSTIN HEALEY BN2 '100M SPEC'
Chassis#: BN2-L 100M
Sold for $88,364
  2017 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230813
Sold for $215,712
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/229932
Sold for $201,685
  2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 image  1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 image  
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/232946
Sold for $165,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/232274
Sold for $203,500
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230740
Sold for $220,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 image  1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 image  
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/233008
Sold for $122,639
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/231253
Sold for $203,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1956 Austin Healey 100M
Chassis#: BN2L/230735
Sold for $220,000
  2015 Rick Cole Monterey
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Factory' Le Mans
Chassis#: BN2-L/232319
Sold for $203,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans SpecificationBN2L2308692020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours $90,000$140,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le MansBN2L/2332482019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $150,000$180,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le MansBN2L2329492019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $180,000$220,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M Dealer Le MansBN2L2305712018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1956 Austin Healey 100M Original SpecificationBN1L / 1506482018 Coys : Legende et Passion Monaco 2018 $120,000$150,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2305812018 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $160,000$180,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M Le MansBN2-L/2330472018 RM Sothebys : Monaco $170,000$190,000
1956 Austin Healey 100M Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2321642018 Silverstone Race Retro Classic Car   
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2328782017 Bonhams : The Spa Classic Sale $160,000$190,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2291292016 The Finest : Aspen $185,000$200,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le MansBN2L2319142016 Motostalgia Auction Indianapolis Brickyard $175,000$220,000
1956 Austin Healey 100MBN1L / 1506482016 Coys : Monaco $90,000$110,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans Roadster 2015 Auctions America California$110,000  
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M Le MansBN2-L/2330082015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection   
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Factory Le Mans BN2 RoadsterBN2-L/2308182014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$160,000  
1956 Austin-Healey 100 MBN2-L/2304322014 Gooding & Company The Scottsdale Auction $200,000$230,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100 Modified to M SpecificationBN22290132013 H & H Auctions The Pavilion Gardens $45,000$55,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100 MBN2-L/2321832013 Gooding and Company The Amelia Island Auction $125,000$165,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2301292013 RM Auctions Arizona$115,000$130,000$160,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100/4M Roadster Raced by Privateer J.C. KilburnBN2L2310262012 Mecum Monterey, CA$40,000  
1956 Austin-Healey 100M RoadsterBN2-L/23230L2010 Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester, Sussex $45,000$55,000

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